Care by Spouses, Care by Children: Projections of Informal Care for Older People in England to 2031

Pickard, L. and Wittenberg, R. and Comas-Herrera, A. and King, D. and Malley, J.N. (2007) Care by Spouses, Care by Children: Projections of Informal Care for Older People in England to 2031. Social Policy and Society, 6 (3). pp. 353-366. ISSN 1474-7464. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

The future market costs of long-term care for older people will be affected by the extent of informal care. This paper reports on projections of receipt of informal care by disabled older people from their spouses and (adult) children to 2031 in England. The paper shows that, over the next 30 years, care by spouses is likely to increase substantially. However, if current patterns of care remain the same, care by children will also need to increase by nearly 60 per cent by 2031. It is not clear that the supply of care by children will rise to meet this demand.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit
Depositing User: Suzanne Duffy
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2008 20:54
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2008 20:54
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/12615 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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